About the Company
Hyundai Motor Company is a global leader in automotive development and manufacturing that is progressing into a smart mobility solutions provider and striving to provide freedom of movement to everyone by investing in mobility services, building close relationships with leading mobility service providers, and expanding its role beyond the automotive transportation sector.
About the Opportunity
Hyundai is seeking MIT students in a variety of course majors to work in its Strategy & Technology Division and Future Technology Group in fields such as mobility solutions, autonomous vehicles, urban air mobility (UAM), last-mile mobility, logistics robotics, AI, machine/deep learning, computer vision, UI/UX design, energy storage & batteries, hydrogen production/storage/delivery & fuel cell technology, emerging segment startup investment strategy, startup incubation, future business ideation, and technology scouting.
Potential internship projects may include but are not limited to the following:
- AI & machine learning: Develop computer vision application for projects such as anomaly detection; develop route planning by machine learning and data mining; research machine translation, natural language understanding, question answering, dialog management; research UX in in-vehicle environment.
- EV batteries: battery evaluation and safety testing; support battery characterization and analysis with electrochemical methods; support battery testing process organization and data management.
- Logistics robotics: Projects developing tailor-made logistics robots such as AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot) and BPR (Bin Picking Robot) as well as Biz-model to commercialize robot technology in logistics field.
- Hydrogen fuel systems: Study new technology on carbon-dioxide issue in hydrogen production; finding new possibilities for large scale storage/delivery hydrogen in liquid phase; develop business model and core technology for integrated station and heavy duty vehicle station; thermal analysis of PEMFC system for power plant
- Mobility services development: Business application SW, system architecturing and SW verification; product design & development; HCI/UI/UX design; business & strategy development
- New technology scouting: Work with planning team to scout new technologies, develop new technology scouting whitepaper (technical/industrial overview, trend, market, key players, business/industrial structure, professional pool status, etc.)
- Emerging segment startup investment: Build relationships and source deals in AI, smart city, robotics, energy and mobility; build and maintain robust financial models to ensure proper valuation; monitor designated portfolio companies post-investment and write update reports to communicate with internal stakeholders; conduct due diligence on investment targets.
- Startup incubation: Work as temporary member of in-house startups; analyze case studies of in-house ventures of global companies; research technology/market trend regarding individual in-house startup business items
See here for further descriptions of potential internship project roles.
Internships of 2-6 months are available throughout the year. In addition to funding for all basic internship expenses (airfare, housing, and living costs), interns are provided with a competitive monthly wage.
Class year: 1st year, sophomore, junior, senior, master’s, Ph.D.
Course: All course majors with interests relevant to areas listed above are welcome to apply, including but not limited to: Computer Science & Engineering (6-3), Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (6-2), Electrical Science & Engineering (6-1), Computer Science, Economics & Data Science (6-14), Mechanical Engineering (2), Materials Science & Engineering (3), Chemical Engineering (10), Chemistry (5), Aerospace Engineering (16), Economics (14), Management (15), Business Analytics (15-2), Finance (15-3), Mathematics (18), Mathematics with Computer Science (18C).
Required skills: varies depending on potential internship project; see project descriptions link above.
Applicants must meet MISTI MIT-Korea requirements prior to the internship start date:
- Undergraduate and graduate students must complete 4 semesters of Korean language courses or have similar proficiency.
- Completion of MIT-Korea pre-internship training, 10-15 total hrs.
- Minimum 4.0 GPA
The priority application deadline for summer internships is Nov. 30; applications are only accepted after that date if positions are still available. Submit applications for non-summer internships at least 3 months before desired start date.